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Volume 12 - Issue 9 - June 2007

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jazz and all that

jazz and all that jazzCONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGEOld Mill Rd.~ Bloor WestHumberMarshesQueenswayronto's established jazz musiciansin intimate duo and trio settings.A twelve dollar cover and theupscale menu in the bar attracts acertain type of clientelle. In therestaurant, the music ranges fromjazz quartets to salsa and bigband, as well as occasionalthemed nights featuring musicfrom the 50's and 60's. Thoseinterested in their "Dine andDance" evenings, are encouragedto consult the schedule on theirwebsite and call ahead for reservations. Tickets for these events usuallycost between and ,not including tax or gratuities,;aHigh ~ ~Park "" "'~. ~ '~g- ~·Queensway s;i ~and a dress code is calendar is availableon their website, listingall their events throughJuly and most of August.7 Momo's BistroThis upscale west-end restaurant,located on theQueensway near RoyalYork, features live jazzseveral nights a week .Wednesday night jam sessionsare often hosted byyoung up and coming musicians- especially recentgraduates from nearby HumberCollege. In addition, this upscalespot offers an excellent cajuninspiredmenu, friendly, knowledgeableservice and a beautifulgrand piano. Saturday nights oftenfeature rotating quartets withdrummer Frank March. Reservationsare highly recommended.While their June schedule wasn'tfinalized at press time, their websiteoffers frequent updates ontheir regular music nights , aswell as special events which areheld throughout the year. Regularperformers at this spot includeChristopher Plock, RichardWhiteman, and a number of otherprimarily swing-jazz oriented acts.David Fathead Newman will bepan of an expanded Pilot lineupduring ja:afestPreviously surveyed -and available atwww.thewholenote.comApril 2007 - Downtown WestJeff Healey's Roadhouse;Le Commensal; N'Awlins;Opal Jazz Lounge; The Rex Jazzand Blues BarMay 2007 - Downtown EastBoiler House (Distillery);Dominion on Queen;Live@Courthouse;Pantages Martini Bar and Lounge;Reservoir Lounge6 Gate 403403 Roncesvalles 416-588-2930www .gate403.comGate 403, with it'sreasonably pricedmixed menu is a greatspot to hear an eclecticmix of music - fromblues duos and trios,flamenco and latin, swing andcontemporary jazz. It's also agreat venue to hear many young,up and coming, and less establishedmusicians - as well assome well known names fromthe scene. There's no covercharge at this comfortable, relaxed,west-end spot, although atip jar is usually next to their antiquegrand piano, and the clubhas two different bands mostnights of the week - beginning at5 and 9 pm. This month, theywill feature many of their regularacts, as well as some great musicduring the jazz festival. An uplistings:jazz in the clubsCONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGEGraffitti's Bar and Grill170 Baldwin St. 416-506-6699Grasshopper Jazz and Blues Bar460 Parliament St. 416-323-1210Grossman's Tavern379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-1210www.grossmanstavern.comEvery Mon Laura Hubert. Every Sat(matinee) The Happy Pals.Jun 1 Organic Funk. Jun 15 Cindy BoothBlues Band. Jun 16 Matchstick Mike and theChain Smoking Alter Boys. Jun 22 JimHeineman. Jun 23 Dare Devils. Jun 27Something Serious. Jun 28 Blues Drivers.Jun 29 Soul Stack· Derrel Knight. Jun 30Silver/eat Jazz Band.Home Smith BarThe Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641www.oldmilltoronto.comJun 1 Ross Wooldridge Trio. Jun 8 MikeMurley Duo. Jun 15 Chase Sanborn Trio. Jun22 Sherie Marshall Trio. Jun 29 Pat CollinsTrio.Hot House CafeMarket Square, 416-366· 7800Every Mon. Jazz Brunch with the KenChurchill Duartet.Kristoria French Fine Dining104 Surrey St. E. Guelph519-829-3265Liberty Bistro and Bar25 Liberty St. @Atlantic 416-533-8828Live @ Courthouse57 Adelaide Street East. 416-214-9379www.liveatcourthouse.comLUMINATO (Jun 1-10): Jun 1-3 SusieArioliBand. Jun 4, 5 Wiiiiam Sperandei/David BraidOuintet w. Doug Wamble. Jun 6, 5 KevinClark. Jun 8-10 Jake Langley w/ JoeyDeFrancescoandTerryC/arke. Jun 12JohnNeudorf. Jun 15 Andy Milne Dap Theory.Jun 16 Robi Botos Trio. JAZZ FESTIVAL:Jun 21 NikkiYanofsky!SteveKoven Trio. Jun22 Freddy Cole Duartet, Elizabeth Shepherd.Jun 23 Freddy Cole Duartet, Adrean Farrugia.Jun 24 Mike Stern Feat. Alain Caron andLionel Cordew. Jun 25 Don Byron playsJunior Walker. Jun 26 Dick Hyman and PeterAppleyard. Jun 27 Dhafer Youssef w/Jatinder Thakur and Divine Shadows Strings.Jun 28 Rob McConnell Tentet, Robi Botos.Jun 29 Brubeck Brain, RobiBotos. Jun 30Vijay Iyer Duaret, Robi Botos. Jul 1 ChrisJagger's Atcha. Jul 2 Mina AgossiLula Lounge1585 Dundas W. 416-588-0307www.lula.caJun 1 Luanda Jones. Jun 2 YaniBorrellandthe Clave Kings. Jun 3 Voices of Hope: TheUganda Experience. Jun 4 Sandy Foster CDRelease. Jun 5 Send Lula into Space. Jun 6Kitsch'N'Sync IV. Jun 7 Mighty Popo CDRelease. Jun 8 Flamenco w/ La Morocha andJuan Dino. Jun 9 Lady Sony Articu/o Veinte.44 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COMJun IOMazaMeze. Jun 12 The FortunaPrisco Duo. Jun 13 Red. Jun 15 CubanDance Party w/ Tipica Toronto. Jun 16 SalsaSaturday w/ Ricky Franco. Jun 17 LyndonJohn CD Release. Jun 19Cadence. Jun 20Fado Blues Debut CD Release. Jun 21 EricRoberson Live. Jun 22 Hilario Duran Trio.Jun 23 Cuban Dance Party w/ Cafe Cubano.Jun 27 Bernardo Padron. Jun 28 JamesBryan. Jun 29 Cuban Dance Party w/ BlackMarket. Jun 30 Cuban Dance Party w/ TipicaToronto.Manhattan's Music Club951 Gordon St. Guelph519-767-2440www.manhattans.caJun 1 Diane Nalini Trio. Jun 2 AdreanFarrugia Duo. Jun 8BobParkinsDuo. Jun 9Vincent Wolfe Trio. Jun 15 Dave RestivoDuartet. Jun 16 Sean Bray/Mark Dunn.Jun21 Jason Raso Trio. Jun 22 Uberlounge. Jun23 Richard Underhill Trio. Jun 28 MattNewton. Jun 29 AndrewBoniwell Duo. Jun30 Adam Smale Duo.Mezzetta681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687Wednesday Concerts in a Cafe. Sets at 9 and10: 15. Reservations Recommended for firstset.Jun 6 Marilyn Lerner, RobC!utton. Jun 13Andrew Boniwell, Darius Nargowalla. Jun 22Lorne Lofsky/Rob Piltch. Jun 23 MichaelDcchipintiSicilianJazz Trio. Jun 26 DavidMott and Matt Brubeck. Jun 27 DonThompson and Reg Schwager. Jun 28 KyeMarshall/Andrew Scott. Jun 29 Ted Duin/anand Mike Downes. Jun 30 Bill McBirnie/RegSchwager. Jul 1 Mike Murley Trio.Mezzrows1546 Queen St. W. 416-658-5687Parkdale neighbourhood pub featuring jazz andblues on Saturday afternoons, Sunday eveningsand a live jam every other Wednesday.N'Awlins Jazz Bar and Dining299 King St. W. 416-595-1958www.nawlins.caEvery Tues Stacie McGregorEvery Wed. Jim Heineman Trio.Every Thu Blues Night with Guest VocalistsEvery Fri/Sat All Star Bourbon St. BandEvery Sun Robi Botos.Odd Socks at Dovercourt House804 Dovercourt Rd. 416-537-3337Did Mill, The21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641www.oldmilltoronto.comJun 1 Salsa Night w/ Marron Matizado.Jun2 Lost Vegas. Jun 4-6 Fift Avenue. Jun7,8ElvistheWayitwas. Jun 11-16FifthAvenue.Opal Jazz Lounge472 Queen St. West. 416-646-6725www.opaljazzlounge.comJun 1-2 SteveKoven. Jun 7-9AndrewScott.Jun 14-16 TheAdrean Farrugia Trio. Jun 22,23 Cedar Walton. Jun 26 Jon Ballantyne.Jun 29, 30 Harry Allen.Orbit Room508A College St. 416-535-0613J UN E 1 - J ULY 7 2007

listings: jazz in the clubsPantages Martini Bar and Lounge200 Victoria St.www.pantageshotel.comPi lot Tavern22 Cumberland St. 416·923·5716www.thepilot.caJun 2 Kirk MacDonald Ouartet. Jun 3 AdamSmale. Jun 9 Steve McDade Ouintet. Jun10 Fergus Hambleton's Jazz lovers Society.Jun 16 Richard Underhill Ouartet. Jun 17Doug Watson Ouartet. Jun 22 David FatheadNewman.Jun 23 David Fathead Newman,Alex Dean Ouartet. Jun 24 Del Dako, GregClayton Trio. Jun 25 Greg Clayton Trio, TedGuin/an Ouartet. Jun 26 Ted Duin/an Ouartet.Jun 27, 28 Marcus BelgraveOuartet. Jun30, 31PJPerryOuintet.Jul1 Kol/age.Duotes220 King St. W.416-979-7717Jun 1 Alastair Kay. Jun 8 Mike Malone. Jun15 Dave Caldwell. Jun 22 Jim Galloway.Jun 27 Bill McBirnie. Jun 28 Bruce Cassidy.Jun 29 /an Bargh.Reservoir Lounge, The52 Wellington St. E. 416·955-0887www.reservoirlounge.comEvery Mon Sophia Perlman and the VipersEvery Tue Tyler Yarema and his RhythmEvery Wed Bradley and the BouncersEvery Thu Janice HagenEvery Fri Chet Valient ComboEvery Sat Tory CassisJun 18 Sophia Perlman and the Vipers CDRelease: "Once Smitten''.The Renaissance Cafe1938 Danforth Ave. 416- 422-1441Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, The194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475www.therex.caJun 1 Hogtown Syncopators, Ryan OliverTrio, Josh Rager. Jun 2 Abbey and theFarre/s, Project Blue, Holly Clark, Two Tenors:Kelly Jefferson and Mike Murley. Jun 3Excelsior, Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters,Swing Rosie, Jay Boehmer Trio. Jun 4 PeterHill, Tim Hamel Ouartet. Jun 5 AndrewBoniwell Trio, Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Jun 6Worst Pop Band Ever, Dave Turner's EarthTones. Jun 7 Kevin Ouain, Dave Turner'sEarth Tones. Jun 8 Hogtown Syncopators,Elizabeth Shepherd, Adrean Farrugia. Jun 9Abbey and the Farrels, Jonah Crista/I-Clarke,Holly Clark, N.M. V's Jazz Message. Jun 10Humber Community Music Hosted by CathyM. Swing Rosie, Jeff Johnston. Jun 11 PeterHi// Ensemble, Tom Juhas. Jun 12AndrewBoniwell, ClassicRex Jazz Jam. Jun 13Worst Pop Band Ever, Del Dako Septet. Jun14Kevin0uain, Peter Van Huffe/. Jun 15Hogtown Suncopators, Ryan Oliver Trio. Jun16 Abbey and the Farrels, Godboo andRotundo, Holly Clark Trio, Victor BatemanTrio. Jun 17 Excelsior Dixieland Jazz, ClubOjango, Swing Rosie From Sao Paolo: A Tasteof Brazil. Jun 18 Peter Hill Allemano. Jun 20Worst Pop Band Ever, Rex Hotel PlayersParty. Jun 21 4pm Special.· MelissaStylianou. Jun 22 Hogtown Syncopators,Sara Dell, Meta/wood, Late Night Jam. Jun23 Paul Read Orchestra, Larra Skye, PhilDwyer Ouartet, Late Night Jam. Jun 24Excelsior Dixieland Jazz, Freeway Dixieland,Swing Rosie, Exitman, Late Night Jam. Jun25 Peter Hiii Ensemble, John MacLeod's RexHotel Orchestra, Late Night Jam. Jun 26Alex Dean Ouartet, Classic Rex Jall Jam,Late Night Jam. Jun 27 Fender Rhodes Trio,ChristineJensen, Late Night Jam. Jun 28Mongolian Warlords, Chris Hunt Tente + 2,Late Night Jam. Jun 29 Sultans of String,Justin Bacchus, Emilie Claire Barlow, LateNight Jam. Jun 30 Ed Vokurka SwingEnsemble, Swing Shift Big Band, Toronto JazzOrchestra, Mike Murley OuintetSafari Bar and Grill17 49 Avenue Rd. 416· 78 7 ·6584Saint Tropez, Le315 King St. W. 416·591 -3600Live music 7 days a weekSpezzo Restorante140 York Blvd. Richmond Hill 905-886·9703Live jazz every Thursday.Sydney's Island Restaurant5120 Dixie Rd, MississaugaTen Feet Tall1381 Danforth Avenue, 416-778-7333www.tenfeettall.caJun 3 Nick ''Brownman" Ali Trio. Jun 10David Johanns Trio. Jun 17 Holly Clark Trio.Jun 22 Carin Redman Ouartet. Jun 23 GirlsNight Dut w/ Lisa Particelli. Jun 23 SteveKoven. Jun 24 Sophia Perlman Trio. Jun 25Buddy Aquilina. Jun 26 Paul De long. Jun 27Sereny Brothers. Jun 28 Rita DiGhent. Jun29 Pat Murray Ouartet. Jun 30 Sultans ofString. Jul 1 Dave Restivo Trio.The Trane Studio964 Bathurst St. 416-913-8197www.tranestudio.comJun 1 Son Roberts Band. Jun 2JulieMichels.Jun 3 Walleed Kush Feat. Walleed Abdulhamid.Jun 4 Rob Brown Trio with the Remnants. Jun5Jef Kearnes Culmination. Jun 6 Paul RobesonJr. Jun 7 Book Launch for Stealing Nasreen ''ByFarzana Doctor" with special musical guestsTasa. Jun 8 Tiki Mercury Clarke Ouartet. Jun9 Yvonne Moore. Jun 10 DavidWilliam Hibbert.Jun 12 Acoustic Soul with Dj Black Lotus. Jun14 Roselyn Brown Ouintet. Jun 15 Freedom L­ive w/ Waleed Abdulhamid. Jun 161.AN. Eye.Jun 17 Jahmez and Friends. Jun 18 NOJO.Jun 19 Leary McNichol/s. Jun 20 Scott MarshallOuartet CD Release. Jun 21 Small World JazzSeries: Sabor Latin Jazz Band. Jun 22 RadioNomad feat: Waleed Abdulhamid. Jun 23Shakura S'Aida. Jun 24 Up from the Rootspresents: Black Love. Jun 25 Tribute to NewOrleans: Live from the Crescent City: DulaboulaOuintetfeat. Tony Bayley. Jun 26AcousticSoulw. DJ Black Lotus. Jun 27 Michael OcchipintiOuartet. Jun 28 Rich Brown andrinsethealgorithm. Jun 29 Live from Chicago:Ethnic Heritage Ensemble Pt. I . Jun 30 Livefrom Chicago: Ethnic Heritage Ensemble Pt. 2.Whistlers995 Broadview Avenue 416-421 ·1028http:/ !whistlers.sites. toronto.comEvery Thu in June: Adrean Farrugia Trio.Jun 22 Darius Nargo/walla/David VirellesTrio. Jun 23 Darius Nargolwalla/Robi BotosTrio. Jun 24 Darius Nargolwalla/Don PalmerTrio. Jun 25, 26 Chuck Jackson Trio. Jun 27Allyson Morris Trio. Jun 28 Adrean Farrugia/Jon Maharaj/Ethan Ardelli Trio. Jun 9 AdreanFarrugia/Sophia Perlman Trio. Jun 30 AllysonMorris Trio.Every Friday8:30 pm until11 :30 pmLimited Seating,no reservationsCover charge: $12.00azzatThe Rome SmHh RarSTARTING SEPTEMBER BiiiSaturday's will be added to theHome Smith bar Jazz Line up.Check online for a list of artists coming.] UNE 1 - J ULY 7 2007WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM

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